Here are reasons why your hair may not be growing and tips on how to grow strong, healthy Afro hair.
Often shrinkage of your Afro is mistaken for non-growth, but it could just be that you haven’t been doing a length check. Shrinkage is really what makes curly / koily hair dynamic. Don’t be afraid; your hair is elastic, so give it a gentle pull. In the event that your hair is not growing, there could be contributing factors/reasons. Sonto Pooe, founder of Nativechild outlines these below, along with some useful tips on how to overcome them.
Stress can have a heavy toll on our bodies physically as well as mentally, so if you are under a lot of stress, it could disrupt your natural hair growth cycle. Taking time to focus on yourself can help alleviate stress and promote healthy hair growth. This could involve a self-care day or even ten minutes of morning meditation.
Split ends occur when the hair is dry and weak, causing the fibres to split. This can be caused by a wide range of factors, including stress, colouring your hair, cold or dry weather, heat styling, and more. To prevent split ends, you may want to stay clear of heat styling and colouring for a while and rather do protective hairstyles during cold months. A good cut and trim can also promote healthy hair growth.
Hair can seem like it’s not growing if the ends keep breaking off. It’s important to protect your ends and keep them moisturised and ideally tucked away often to prevent them from breaking.
Inadequate hair care
If you do not invest time and care in your hair, then this will result in a lack of growth. Create a set hair care routine that includes natural hair care products and treatments. Colouring and straightening your hair can cause significant damage, especially if you do not have a proper hair care routine.
One of the more serious causes of hair growth problems is Alopecia Areata, which is an autoimmune disease that can cause severe hair loss, with some people experiencing patchiness or complete baldness, as well as tingling or pain. Alopecia has no cure, however, there are some medical treatments that are used to treat It. If you believe you may have this disease, seek medical advice as suggested.
Once you have identified the root of your problem, start with the hair care routine that will work best for you. Nativechilds’ bestselling castor oil is great for scalp health and hairline growth, which we advise always to use when your hair is damp for easier absorption. A healthy scalp produces healthy hair. We also recommend using our Hydrating Hair Mist to keep hair hydrated with any style. Milk and Honey Moisture Crème to keep the strands of your hair healthy, soft, and easy to manage.
Lastly, a good diet can positively contribute to healthy hair growth (what you put in is what you get out).
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